The Church Bells of the City of London

ARTICLES

Here is a list links to articles that have appeared in The Ringing World, reproduced by kind permission of the Editor.
All Hallows, Lombard St
• "All Hallows Lombard Street: SPAB and Demolition of Famous London Church". RW 3rd Sept 1937
• "St Dionis Backchurch and All Hallows Lombard Street" by J Armiger Trollope. RW 10th Oct 1939
• "Where the Towers no-longer stand" by Dickon R Love. RW 24th Aug 2001
All Hallows by the Tower
• "The Collegiate Church of All Hallows, Berkyngchirche-by-the-Tower" by David L Cawley.  RW 10th Dec 1971
• "The Lost Bells of London (7) Other City Churches" by William T Cook. RW 2nd Mar 1973
Royal Exchange
• "The Bell's of London's Royal Exchange" by Mark Regan. RW 19th Dec 1997
St Andrew, Holborn
• "St Andrew's, Holborn" by William T Cook. RW 5th May 1972
St Andrew Undershaft
• "The Lost Bells of London (7) Other City Churches" by William T Cook. RW 2nd Mar 1973
St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield
• "St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London, E.C." by R L Byrne. RW 23rd April 1971
• "The Priory of St Barthlolomew the Great, Smithfield" by R L Byrne. RW 26th Oct 1973
St  Benet Gracechurch St
• "Bells bells bells" by Hellena Cleary. Friends of City Churches newsletter May 2009
St  Botolph-without-Aldgate
• "St Botolph's Aldgate" by William T Cook. RW 28th Apr 1972
St  Botolph-without-Bishopsgate
• "Progress at Bishopsgate" by John Euston. RW 31st Jan 1992
• "Progress at Bishopsgate" by Valerie Payne. RW 14th Feb 1992
St  Bride, Fleet St
• "The Lost Bells of London (1) St Bride's Fleet Street" by William T Cook. RW 15th Dec 1972
• "The Lost Bells of London (1) St Bride's Fleet Street" by William T Cook. RW 22nd Dec 1972
• "O Rare Ben ... Remembering Benjamin Annable" by Dickon R Love. RW 24th Mar 2006
St Dionis Backchurch
• "St Dionis Backchurch and All Hallows Lombard Street" by J Armiger Trollope. RW 10th Oct 1939
• "St Dionis Backchurch and All Hallows Lombard Street" by J Armiger Trollope. RW 10th Oct 1939
• "Where the Towers no-longer stand" by Dickon R Love. RW 24th Aug 2001
St Dunstan-in-the-East, Lower Thames St
• "The Lost Bells of London (6) St Dunstan-in-the-East" by William T Cook. RW 23rd Feb 1973
• "The Lost Bells of London" author not given. RW 23rd Mar 1973
• "The Last Word in Every Respect..." by David L Cawley. RW 20th Oct 1978
• "The best peal in England ... The Last Word in Every Respect Part 1" by David L Cawley. RW 25th Feb 2010
• "The best peal in England ... The Last Word in Every Respect Part 2" by David L Cawley. RW 16th Dec 2011
St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet St
• "The Lost Bells of London (5) St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street" by William T Cook. RW 16th Feb 1973
• "The Church in Fleet Street" author not given. RW 10th May 1985
• "Where the bells ring no-longer. A visit to St Dunstan-in-the-West" by Dickon R Love. RW 28th Jan 2011
• "Centenary Day at St Dunstan-in-the-West" by Dickon R Love. RW 15th Apr 2011
• "New Diamond Jubilee Bells for the City of London" by Dickon R Love. RW 16th Dec 2011
• "Jubilee Bells for St Dunstan-in-the-West" by Judy Stephenson. Friends of City Churches May 2012
• "Diamond Jubilee Bells at St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jul 2012
St James Garlickhythe
• "New Diamond Jubilee Bells for the City of London" by Dickon R Love. RW 16th Dec 2011
• "Royal Jubilee Bells for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jan 2012
• "Nationwide ringing for the Diamond Jubilee - 3pm on Sunday 3rd June" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Apr 2012
• "Ding Dong its the Jubilee Bells" by Phil Robinson. Mail on Sunday 27th May 2012
• "Royal visit to Whitechapel heralds a summer of bells" by Kathryn Hughes. RW 1st Jun 2012
• "These bells float!" by Hilary Donoghue. RW 1st Jun 2012
• "First peal on the Royal Jubilee Bells" by Dickon R Love. RW 1st Jun 2012
• "The Royal Jubilee Bells herald Her Majesty on the River Thames" by Jennifer E Earis. RW 27th Jul 2012
• "The view from the bridge" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jul 2012
• "John Barrowman learns to handle a bell" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jul 2012
• "A Jubilee river of sound" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jul 2012
• "The Royal Jubilee Bells go to St James Garlickhythe" by Dickon R Love. RW 27th Jul 2012
• "River Pageant Bells" by Judy Stephenson. Friends of City Churches Aug 2012
• "The dedication of the Royal Jubilee Bells at St James Garlickhythe" by Patricia Stoughton. Church Buildings & Heritage Review Sept 2012
• "First peal in tower at Garlickhythe" by Dickon R Love. RW 14th Dec 2012
• "A year of bells" by Patricia Stoughton. Best of British Jun 2013
St Katharine Cree
• "The Lost Bells of London (7) Other City Churches" by William T Cook. RW 2nd Mar 1973
• "Maids in White Aprons say the Bells of St Katharine's!" by Michael F Royalton-Kisch.  RW 14th Mar 2008
• "St Katharine’s wheels peal at Cree" by Philip Vracas.  RW 16th Mar 2012
St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge
• "The Lost Bells of London (3) St Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street" by William T Cook. RW 2nd Feb 1973
• "Not St Magnus by an extra bonus" editorial note. RW 13th Feb 1987
• "Where the Bells Ring No-Longer" by Dickon R Love. RW 10th Aug 2001
• "Whitechapel Bell Foundry and St Magnus the Martyr" by Alan Hughes (response Dickon R Love). RW 8th Sep 2006
• "Bells and whistles" by Jeremy Musson. Country Life May 2008
• "Bells to return to a restored St Magnus the Martyr" by Andrew Dyke. Bridge Ward Newsletter Jul 2008
• "St Magnus bells cast" by Dickon Love. RW 20th Feb 2009
• "Ringing the Changes: Church to end its 60 year silence" photo Oli Scarff. Daily Telegraph 4th Mar 2009
• "New bells consecrated in the City of London" by Prudence Fay. Church Times 9th Mar 2009
• "Will Lennon drop a clanger" by Emma Pomfret. The Times 17th Apr 2009
• "Bells of St Magnus consecrated" by Robert A Lewis. RW 18th Dec 2009
• "St Magnus rings again" by author unknown Friends of City Churches Newsletter May 2009
• "St Magnus rings out" by Melvyn Jeremiah Friends of City Churches Newsletter Dec 2009
• "Where the bells are ringing again" by Dickon Love RW 18th Dec 2009
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
• "The Church of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, E.C." by William T Cook, RW 3rd Nov 1967
• "Work at St Mary-le-Bow" by Mark Regan. RW 18th Oct 1985
• "Mrs Bird and the College Youths" by Mark Regan. RW 7th Jun 1996
• "The Bells of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside" by Mark Regan. RW 19th Dec 2003
• "Olympic artist at Bow" by Simon S Meyer. RW 15th Feb 2008
• "50th anniversary of the opening of the new Bow bells" by Mark Regan. RW 10th Feb 2012
St Michael-upon-Cornhill
• "St Michael's Cornhill" by William T Cook. RW 26th May 1972
• "St Michael's Cornhill, London" by William T Cook. RW 12th Nov 1976
• "The Cornhill Judgment" by Richard C Offen. RW 15th Oct 2010
• "Home thoughts on Cornhill" by George Pipe. RW 18th Mar 2011
• "Cornhill Consecration" by Robert A Lewisl. RW 4th Apr 2011
• "Heteroclital Agitation" by John Eisel. RW 13th May 2011
• "Old and new meet briefly" by Tony Clayton. RW 20th May 2011
• "College Youths tryout Cornhill" by Antony R Kench. RW 3rd Jun 2011
• "Cornhill's new ring of 12" by Antony R Kench. RW 12th Aug 2011
St Olave, Hart Street
• "London's Oldest Ringing Peal" report.  RW 2nd Aug 1929
• "St Olave, Hart Street, City of London" by Christopher Pickford and Robin ChurchillRW 25th Jul 1975
St Paul's Cathedral
• "Great Paul" by F E Collins. RW 7th May, 1971
• "The Story of Great Paul Pt 1" by William T Cook. RW 14th Jan 1972
• "The Story of Great Paul Pt 2" by William T Cook. RW 21st Jan 1972
• "The Story of Great Paul Pt 3" by William T Cook. RW 28th Jan 1972
• "Centenary of St Paul's Bells" by William T Cook. RW 3rd Nov 1978
• "Waiting to release their twelve-voiced power" Editor based on Tom Pocock, RW 8th Jun 1984
• "St Paul's Cathedral Bells - 2000 a special year" by Mark Regan. RW 7th Apr 2000
• "St Paul's Cathedral Bells Restored" by Michael V Chilcott. RW 22nd Dec 2000
• "St Paul's under wraps" by Paul L Carless. RW 12th Mar 2004
• "Great Tom of Westminster" by Christopher Ridley. RW 17th Sept 2004
• "Women's peal at St Paul's Cathedral" by Philip Rogers. RW 17th Aug 2012
St Sepulchre-without-Newgate
• "The Lost Bells of London (2) St Sepulchre's Holborn" by William T Cook. RW 12th Jan 1973
• "The Lost Bells of London (2) St Sepulchre's Holborn" by William T Cook. RW 19th Jan 1973
• "St Sepulchre's, Holborn - success in sight" (assumed) by Andrew W R Wilby. RW 27th Jul 1984
• "'The Bells of Old Bailey' to ring out again" by William T Cook. RW 7th Jun 1985
St Stephen, Coleman St
• "The Lost Bells of London (4) St Stephen's, Coleman Street" by William T Cook. RW 9th Feb 1973
St Vedast, Foster Lane
• "St Vedast, Foster Lane" by William T Cook. RW 21st April 1972
OTHER ARTICLES:
• "The Lost Bells of London (7) Other City Churches" by William T Cook. RW 2nd Mar 1973
• "The Lost Bells of London (8) St John's Horsleydown" by William T Cook. RW 9th Mar 1973
• "The Lost Bells of London (9) St Mary Matfelon Whitechapel" by William T Cook. RW 16th Mar 1973
• "Sir Henry Tulse - Lord Mayor of London 1683-4, Master of the Society of College Youths 1684-5" by William T Cook. RW 25th Oct 1985
• "A Lost London Lament" by David L Cawley. RW 24th Feb 1989
• "Mrs Bird and the College Youths" by Mark Regan. RW 7th Jun 1996
• "Oranges and Lemons book makes •40,000" by Robert A Lewis. RW 25th Jan 2002
• "O Rare Ben ... Remembering Benjamin Annable" by Dickon R Love. RW 24th Mar 2006

Other articles in html format:

The Restoration of St Magnus the Martyr Bells,
London Bridge

A new ring of 12 bells was restored to the tower of St Magnus the Martyr in 2008-09.  This is a photo diary of the work

Bells and Chimes of the New Royal Exchange

This article about the new bells in the rebuilt Royal Exchange first appeared in The Illustrated London News, 2nd November, 1844. This reproduction is taken from the copy in the ASCY archives.

Bow Bells

This article about the Bow Bells, by John Timbs, first appeared in The Illustrated London News, 21st December, 1850. This reproduction is taken from the copy in the ASCY archives.

Bells and Their Associations Bells and Their Associations

This article first appeared in Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper, 27th March 1858. This reproduction is taken from the copy in the ASCY archives.

The Bells of St Mary le Bow, Cheapside

In 2004 St Mary le Bow played host to the final of the National Twelve Bell Contest. Mark Regan gives us a history of these bells to mark this occasion. (Mark Regan, Dec 2003)

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The Bells of St Giles, Cripplegate The Bells of St Giles, Cripplegate

In 2004, the Ancient Society of College Youths celebrated the 50th anniversary of the bells of St Giles Cripplegate. Gwen Rogers gives an account of the bells and their history. (Gwen Rogers, Mar 2004, first published in the ASCY Newsletter, 2004)

The Steel Monster of Clerkenwell

In one of the earliest Roman Catholic Churches in the country can be found one of the largest steel bells ever cast. Here is an investigation into such an interesting church and how it came to have such a bell. (Dickon R. Love and William A. Hibbert, Apr 2003)

Steel Monster
Visit to St Magnus the Martyr Where the Bells Ring No-Longer: A Visit to St Magnus the Martyr

The bells were removed for safety during the War and were never returned, now an opportunity to see what was left behind in this now empty tower was not passed up. This is a tale of what was found. (Dickon R. Love, 2001, first published in the Ringing World.)